I want to take a moment to thank everyone who bought or downloaded a copy of The Lump That ate Long Island. The story was great fun to write. If you enjoyed the story please consider recommending it to one of your friends or family.
I have been working on this universe for years, but have only recently decided to release it in little chunks like this. let me take a moment to explain why I have decided to do it like this verses a novel.
This “universe” or at least the story I want to tell in this universe spans about 300 years, well beyond the life span of any particular character. So it would be impossible to follow a single character through the entire story. That brings up the next point, The story and the universe are really too big for any one character to tell. Sure, I could focus on one character within the universe and let him or her tell their story, and let us learn as much as we can from them, but I don’t really want to limit the story like that. This story is huge, and it really needs to be told from a lot of different view points, so what I have done is taken each part of the story and focused on just a small number of characters. I want to tell their story within the universe, and then move on to someone else’s story. There are going to be some recurring characters, like the Doctor that you met in The Lump That ate Long Island, and Long Island herself will make a cameo, as well as another doctor who will make an appearance in the next story. The founder of Sol686, the company that starts the first Mars colony will make appearances in several of the stories, but for the most part the stories are meant to be stand alone. I want some one who finds these stories to be able to pick up any one of them and enjoy it on it’s own, but also for each story to be part of a larger richer universe.
At some point in the near future (this year I hope) I will release all of the stories that I am publishing individually as a collection with a group of stories that will only be available in the collection. So For those of you who really want a physical book that you can hold in your hand, it will be available that way then. I will be looking for a publisher for the collection but I am not above self publishing it.
So that is it. Thank you all very much for your support. I really hope that you are enjoying the stories. If you got a copy of Cargo or The Lump That ate Long Island, I would love to hear what you think so please consider leaving a review.
Thank you again